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Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures

Entry at Mile 49 Western Highway, Belmopan Belize
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#3 of 13 Specialty lodging in Belmopan
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In a beautiful rain-forest setting along-side the peaceful Belize River sits a jungle paradise. A place where horses roam, parrots, toucans, and macaws greet you with a tropical "Hello". You willbe in awe at the beauty and grace of our jaguar Tikatoo and other animals will delight your stay. Here you'll find adventure, great food, congenial hosts, exotic artwork and memories to last a lifetime. American and local cuisine dining, designer 65,000 gallon pool, 16" computerized telescope, Cafe Carolina, John Carr's Historical Collection, Carolyn Carr Art Gallery, birding experts, tour guides, cowboys and our helpful, friendly staff all ensure your stay at Banana Bank will be an unforgettable experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Nancy Link wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our rooms were beautiful and unique. The beds were comfortable and clean. The family style meals allowed you to visit with guests from other places. From the fresh squeezed orange juice to the savory main dishes everything was tasty. The excursions we went on allowed us to talk to the locals and learn a lot more history than on an average bus tour. The horseback riding gave a daytime option and a night ride. The night ride was beautiful with the Howler monkeys serenading us, the stars twinkling in the night sky and the fireflies sparking like diamonds in the grass. Well worth the time and money. Great value for a memorable adventure. Each sightseeing trip was accomodating for handicapped and stoppping to get water souvenirs etc.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All of the rooms are unique. I didn't hear any outside noises other than the birds in the...
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XUEGANG Z wrote a review Feb 2020
SHANGHAI308 contributions150 helpful votes
I'd like to say, in case the lodge impoves the condition of rooms(better bed and bathing equipment, a/c and more lights etc.), this place will be perfect. John is a very much energetic man and pride of his Maya collections, his jaguar, and his horses.We were so shocked by all these incredible beauties and hated why stay so short as we arranged this place as a overnight place only on the way to Cockscomb Basin and not expected so much actually. And the magic trees in the yard also attacted many species of birds including Rainbow-billed Toucan. All over the morning we just said"wow"... It just like a lost paradise or a secret garden, which I should visit again in case I visit Belize again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Raroboy wrote a review Feb 2020
Canada546 contributions167 helpful votes
Incredible place to stay. Jungle setting and beautiful grounds. Cabanas are private and spacious. Some have A/C. I would suggest staying in a Cabana, they are so nice. If you love horses this is a great place to be. John is a Montana Cowboy and horse whisperer. To relax there is a large pool. Food is excellent and meals are served at specific time so all can eat like family with John at the head of the table. Check out John's large collection of Mayan artifacts and check out Carolyn's paintings. Amazing. If that is not enough John has a Jaguar. The first Jaguar was rescued and died of old age. Because John took such great care of the first one, the government granted him permission to have another one. Enjoyed our stay,I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Stay in a Cabana
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mikala9791 wrote a review Dec 2019
Placencia, Belize43 contributions29 helpful votes
My family recently spent 2 nights at the Banana Bank Lodge for my 40th and my mother in law’s 60th birthdays. After reading some reviews I was skeptical about the choice, however, it was a great place to stay and we had an amazing time! For people who say the decor and rooms are outdated, they should just go someplace else - this place is not an upscale, modern 5 star resort and it doesn’t claim to be! The rooms are unique and they suit the location and feel of a jungle resort in Belize. Cleanliness is extremely important to me, and the rooms and bathrooms were spotless. For those who complained about bugs - you are in the middle of the jungle, what do you expect!!?? We spent hours of fun at the pool and my 8 and 12 year olds went on a horseback ride and they loved it. The best part - the food! It is served at a designated time in the dining hall, and often the owners joined us for our meals. To top it off, the kitchen made my mother in law and myself a special birthday cake. The Banana Bank Lodge is a diamond in the rough and you’ll never find anywhere else like it in the world.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Ssreeder wrote a review Nov 2019
San Pedro, Belize13 contributions4 helpful votes
We live in San Pedro but always looking for new places when we go to the mainland for a little getaway and we found a gem at Banana Bank. John & Carolyn, the owners provide great hospitality, a friendly staff and a secluded, relaxing getaway. Nice grounds with tons of beautiful plants, secluded jungle cabanas and other amenities. Horseback riding and a nice pool right there on property. An interesting couple with an interesting story about coming to Belize and carving out this “gem in the jungle”. Carolyn is an extremely talented artist with an unbelievable gallery on site and John has amazing array of Mayan artifacts and other Belizean historical items. If you are looking to get a taste of the real Belize, it’s history and some of the great scenic beauty of the country, served up with friendly smiles and a hospitable, comfy place to stay, make sure you visit Banana Bank Lodge.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures
Which popular attractions are close to Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures?
Nearby attractions include St. Herman's Cave (2.7 miles), Blue Hole National Park (2.7 miles), and Art Box. Belize Arts & Crafts Center (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures?
Conveniently located restaurants include Everest Indian Restaurant, Caladium Restaurant, and Pasquale's Pizza & Ultimate Wingz.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Banana Bank Lodge & Belize Horseback Adventures accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.